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Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications: Admission to the NYS Bar and 24 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience in the trial of issues in courts of record or in the conduct or trial of adversary proceedings, quasi-judicial in nature, before a governmental department or agency
Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications for Hearing Officer can be appointed to a lower-level title and be advanced to the Hearing Officer title after meeting the requirements for advancement. There are three appointment levels that candidates can be appointed to:
Level 1- G 18 equated ($61,270) Candidates must be a Law School graduate and/or be eligible for NYS Bar Admission
Level 2- G 20 equated ($67,897) Candidates must have Admission to the New York State Bar
Level 3- G 23 equated ($75,340) Candidates must have 12 months of service at Level 2, or Admission to the NYS Bar and 12 months of subsequent satisfactory legal experience in the trial of issues in courts of record or in the conduct or trial of adversary proceedings, quasi-judicial in nature, before a governmental department or agency.
Permanent Transfer: Current DOH employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service as a Hearing Officer (SG-25) OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a position eligible for transfer to a Hearing Officer position under Section 52.6 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience working as counsel for public health insurance programs and/or with a legal services organization specializing in health law, in addition to experience in administrative law hearings.
The NYSOH Appeals Unit is a unit of Hearing Officers who have jurisdiction to hear appeals from NY State of Health (Marketplace) applicants and enrollees involving eligibility and enrollment in Marketplace programs. As an appeals adjudicator for the NY State of Health (Marketplace), the incumbent (s) of this position will be responsible for conducting hearings arising from appeals of eligibility determinations for health insurance and financial assistance. The incumbent will also be responsible for conducting legal research and drafting decisions and dismissals resulting from those hearings. Incumbent (s) will also be responsible for other projects as assigned.
The Hearing Officer title is part of the NYS HELP program. For the duration of the HELP Program, this title will be filled via permanent non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the titles for which they apply. At the close of the HELP program, employees hired under the HELP Program will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State.
Depending on how the candidates qualifies, the positions could be filled as competitive or non-competitive. Additionally, the positions may be filled in Albany or New York City. New York City employees will receive a downstate adjustment of $3,026.
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
And many more..
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
To apply for this job please visit statejobsny.com.